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2 Samuel 6:10 So David was unwilling to take the ark of the Lord into his care in the city of David; instead David took it to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
One late Saturday afternoon I received a call that I was needed to open up the seminary bookstore and let an esteemed alumnus shop. I walked to work rolling my eyes and stomping my feet.
I remember the kindness this stranger shone on me during that afternoon. The years have not dimmed the unlikely shine of this experience. If I had let annoyance keep me from going, I would never know what joy I missed. Declining an offer and setting boundaries can be important skills, but we must take care we are not refusing a blessing from God.
MOVING FORWARD: When have you said, “no thanks,” and wished you had chosen differently?